Duration: 16 min
Production year: 2019
Country of Production: Italy

Roberta is a nine year old girl who wants to enjoy the last days of summer on the beach playingwith her friends, while her father Donato forces her to stay athome to help with householdchores. The distance between the two seems unbridgeable, but the discovery that Donato is muchmore fragile than it seems, willlead them to restore value totheir time together

Press Kit
  • Best Director  “SIC@SIC della 34ª Settimana Internazionale della Critica di Venezia” 2019
  • Best Short FilmPunto di Vista Film Festival” 2019
  • Official selectionCorto Dorico Film Fest” 2019
  • Official selection “Mostra de Cinema Italià de Barcelona” 2019
  • Official selection “Asfilmfestival“2019
  • Official selection “MedFilm Festival” 2019
  • Official selection “Amarcort Film Festival” 2019
  • Official selection  “Accordi e Disaccordi – Festival Internazionale del Cortometraggio” 2019
  • Air3 Award for Best ShortOrvieto Cinema Fest”  2019

After growing up in Rome, she obtains a high school diploma at Eugenio Montale High School. She proceeds to graduate at Roma Tre University (Dams faculty) with an experimental thesis on cinema made by deaf people. During her college years she begins a collaboration with the National Deaf Institute in Rome, at first making sign language videos, later with a documentary: “La Prima”, focused on the story of a deaf girl (realized in 2015).In 2013 she wins a scholarship by U.c.l.a. Remap (Los Angeles) which allows her to participate in a project titled “Out of water” concerning non-linear storytelling in New Media. After working as second assistant director in Italy and some experiences as video-maker in France and Germany, in 2016 she is admitted into the National Film School at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. Here, she’s had the chance to learn from professionals such as Gianni Amelio, Daniele Luchetti and Giacomo Ciarrapico